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25-Apr-2015 7:30am PDT  

 

Ojai Film Festival

16 Annual: November 05, 2015 to November 12, 2015

  Documentary Feature

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DEADLINES & ENTRY FEES

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 15.00.

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
 
April 1, 2015
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Student Fee 20.00 15.00


May 1, 2015
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Student Fee 25.00 20.00


June 1, 2015
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00
Student Fee 30.00 25.00


July 1, 2015
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 60.00
Student Fee 45.00 30.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 15-Sep-2015


RUNTIME
Features: minimum 40 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-Nov-2012


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world


PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
Media Files
  Other - Digital

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Media Files
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .WMV (Windows Media)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)
Film Gauge
  35mm

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> Production Still Photos - Color Print
> Production Still Photos - Black&White Print
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


Best Documentary Feature
Stainless Steel and Glass "Libbey" trophy
Sponsor:No Sponsor


Best Student Film
Stainless Steel and Glass "Libbey" trophy awarded to the best student film among all categories. PLUS, a $60,000 Camera Rental Package from Panavision, Inc.
Value of Goods/Services: 60,000 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


Audience Choice Award
Stainless Steel and Glass "Libbey" trophy awarded to the winner of the audience poll for Best Film of Festival
Sponsor:No Sponsor
This prize is shared with other categories.


Festival Theme Award
Stainless Steel and Glass "Libbey" trophy awarded to the film that best exemplifies the theme of the festival: Enriching the Human Spirit Through Film
This prize is shared with other categories.


Honorable Mention
Certificate
Sponsor:No Sponsor


Special Jury Award
Given to films of exceptional quality
This prize is shared with other categories.


CATEGORY RULES
Ojai Film Festival 2015

FESTIVAL THEME:
The theme for the festival is: Enriching the Human Spirit Through Film. Films and videos on all subjects in any genre are welcome.

Entries must be submitted prior to the entry deadline, along with payment for the appropriate entry fee: credit card (online), check or money order.

A self-addressed stamped envelope should be included with any correspondence requiring a reply.

For student-produced work, a copy of a current student ID, or evidence of work having been completed while entrant was a student, must be included with the application.

Checks or money orders (in U.S. funds only) should be made out to The Ojai Film Festival. Any entries not accompanied by a payment for the appropriate amount will not be considered for inclusion in the festival.

AWARDS:
Awards will be given in the following categories: Best Narrative Feature, Best Narrative Short, Best Documentary Feature, Best Documentary Short, Best Animated Film, Best Student Film, Film Best Exemplifying Festival Theme, Audience Award.

The festival jurors may also award an unspecified number of Honorable Mentions and Special Jury Awards at their discretion.

Cash prizes, trophies, plaques and/or certificates will be presented to the winners.

SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS AND RETURN OF ENTRIES:
Public screening prints of entries selected for exhibition must be shipped pre-paid and in a suitable container, with insurance the responsibility of the entrant. We will not accept any COD or late shipments unless previous agreements have been made.

Exhibition prints selected for screening at the Festival will be returned at no charge to the entrant. Return shipments will be insured for $100 for videotapes and $1000 for films. Other arrangements may be negotiated if necessary.